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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 2:07 PM
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Lautner house restoration documented in today's NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/f...ttom-well&_r=0

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Roger Smith Passes


I tried desperately to post a pic of Roger Smith here, but I'm still woefully ignorant of the process.

Roger died June 4 at 84 in Sherman Oaks. He was my favorite actor in the 77 Sunset Strip series. I was about 12 years old when the show was in its heyday (1958-1964). I wanted badly to grow up and be a private eye, carry a snub nosed .38 and have every good looking dame lusting after me.

Being a singer / guitar-player, Roger had a unique technique of strumming the instrument while also using it as a quasi bongo drum. There was always a lit cigarette stuck between the strings at the top of the neck. Too cool.

He didn't do much after the series (outside of marrying and managing Ann-Margret for 50 years). Watching 77 SS reruns on MeTV now makes me fantasize having a martini with him at Dino's bar. Some of the best episodes were penned by him ("The Attic", "The Silent Caper") I was sincerely hoping he would do a promo for the reruns on MeTV like so many other aged stars are doing. I guess it's up to Kookie now, as he's the last one left (at 83).
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 4:41 PM
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How's this? The picture below is from an article about Roger Smith's death in The Hollywood Reporter.


www.hollywoodreporter.com/Photofest
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 4:47 PM
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How's this? The picture below is from an article about Roger Smith's death in The Hollywood Reporter.


www.hollywoodreporter.com/Photofest
Yup. that's the one I tried to post. Thanks Hoss.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 7:00 PM
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Thanks for the excellent follow-up on the Colehurst Apartments, tovangar2. I was hoping to get a better picture for my original post, but GSV wouldn't let me see the historic images at that location.


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Tourmaline showed us some Life Magazine pictures of Romanoff's at 140 S Rodeo Drive in post #35792. Here are a couple more in Julius Shulman's intriguingly titled "Job 2144: Douglas Honnold, personal negatives, 1956".



I had to tweak this image a fair bit, and it's still not great, but it gives a good close-up of the Romanoff's sign. The white-fronted store on the left is the Dunhill store awaiting signage.



Going south, we have more stores on S Rodeo Drive.



Finally, a look at most of the block from Charleville Boulevard.



All from Getty Research Institute

According to the 1956 CD, the stores on the block were:

136 S Rodeo Dr Alfred Dunhill of London Inc
140 S Rodeo Dr Romanoff's restaurant
148 S Rodeo Dr John Beistel Flowers
150 S Rodeo Dr Wm B Riley Ltd haberdashers
152 S Rodeo Dr Don Loper Inc [clothing]
156 S Rodeo Dr Robbins Leather Goods
158 S Rodeo Dr Amelia Gray Sportswear

None of the buildings survive.


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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 8:34 PM
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This picture of Los Angeles Federal Savings was also in the Julius Shulman set I posted above. Scroll down to see why I doubt that it was taken by Mr Shulman .


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It shows the Douglas Honnold and John Rex & Associates' remodel of the Kodak building on S Hill Street. Godzilla showed us the original building in post #11691. Noircitydame posted a similar, but low detail version of the picture above from the LAT in post #29228. BifRayRock's exterior picture and my 1948 interior picture of the pre-remodel Los Angeles Federal Savings building can be found in post #31237.

For search purposes, the Los Angeles Federal Savings & Loan Association was at 645 S Hill Street. It looks like the demo permit was issued in 1968.
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Old Posted Jun 7, 2017, 11:08 PM
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Lautner house restoration documented in today's NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/f...ttom-well&_r=0

Cheers,

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Thanks Earl for the news. Here are some pics of the home.....quite nice imo.




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I'm guessing when you get 'called onto the carpet' in this place, it really means something
FWIW when i was a kid Zandts was called "Carpeteria" and had a genie holding up a rug or something on the roof of the building. I only remember this because whenever we use to pick my mom up from work (The Hollywood Athletics Club Building) my dad would always point out where he use to record(Goldstar Studio on the opposite side of SMB) and then id sing the jingle to Carpeteria.
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'mystery' location

I just came across several snapshots that show numerous men standing in front of a sign shop in Los Angeles [c.1932-34]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PHOT...3D391804773973

Mac, at far right, looks like he might be the money man............................................................

The name of the sign shop is the 'Park Sign Shop' (this could be why the seller thinks the photos were taken somewhere in Huntington Park)





below: The second photo shows only Fred and Andy.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PHOT...3D172710386420




Here's a closer look at the reflection from the 2nd photo. (flipped for your convenience)


detail

You can clearly see a department store across the street.
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Good luck sleuths.

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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 1:47 AM
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Here's an example of the Park Sign Shop's work at Slauson and Downey Road.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PHOT...3D172706959696

I'm intrigued by the sign at upper right advertising dancing.

It appears the name of the place starts with RAM(?)
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I spy some depression era graffiti too.

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A lot of US government buildings during this time were done in this style. Just saying.
Yup. Cal State Fullerton, my alma mater, did most of its first building phase in the 60's and 70's when Brutalism was at its height. It's one of the most sterile college campuses I've seen.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 4:28 PM
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'mystery' location

I just came across several snapshots that show numerous men standing in front of a sign shop in Los Angeles [c.1932-34]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PHOT...3D391804773973

Mac, at far right, looks like he might be the money man............................................................

The name of the sign shop is the 'Park Sign Shop' (this could be why the seller thinks the photos were taken somewhere in Huntington Park)

below: The second photo shows only Fred and Andy.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PHOT...3D172710386420
Here are some more Park Sign Co photos I found. There was no large version of the first one. It gives the names Lewis Lauter (?) Mott and Wilbur Russ.



At least the next two come with a location - 55th and Alameda.





All images from eBay

This looks like the same place.


GSV

I also found two images of the Huntington Sign Shop. The first shows their truck.



The second appears to show the shop. I drew a blank with 6201 Rita Street, but there is a Rita Avenue in Huntington Park. I didn't find anything recognizable from these photos.



Both images from eBay
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 5:22 PM
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FWIW when i was a kid Zandts was called "Carpeteria" and had a genie holding up a rug or something on the roof of the building. I only remember this because whenever we use to pick my mom up from work (The Hollywood Athletics Club Building) my dad would always point out where he use to record (Goldstar Studio on the opposite side of SMB) and then id sing the jingle to Carpeteria.
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I like that! Heh! I remember those Carpeteria stores!


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Here are some more Park Sign Co photos I found. There was no large version of the first one. It gives the names Lewis Lauter (?) Mott and Wilbur Russ.
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I'm guessing those are the first names of all five people in the photo, no?


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'mystery' location

I just came across several snapshots that show numerous men standing in front of a sign shop in Los Angeles [c.1932-34]


http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PHOT...3D391804773973
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I guess Charlie likes "69"...
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 6:25 PM
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Finally, a look at most of the block from Charleville Boulevard.



All from Getty Research Institute

According to the 1956 CD, the stores on the block were:

152 S Rodeo Dr Don Loper Inc [clothing]

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"I always wanted a Don Loper original..."

C. Robert Lee





P.S., FYI: There was a doll made commeorating this scene in the episode titled "The Fashion Show":



Also, Charleville Blvd. is the street where Cary Grant was walking his cat in the photo I posted (a month ago today); several blocks west at Swall Dr.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=41682

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In yesterday's Julius Shulman post, I mentioned the Dunhill shop at 136 S Rodeo Drive. I know we've seen it before (see here and here), but this set has two new images. It's "Job 1182: Douglas Honnold, Alfred Dunhill Shop (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1951". The first shows the store at night.



Have we ever had a cigar humidor on NLA? The crest on the windows (and the walls in the image above) is the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, which, in 1951, would have been the warrant of King George VI.



Both from Getty Research Institute
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I periodically get a notion to go on a wild, exotic, interesting vacation; but instead drive down the freeway and stay for the better part of a week in . . . Hollywood.

I'm just back from this spree; but, on my trip back, noticed this interesting structure with the look of antiquity on the southeast corner of Santa Monica and El Centro, with a seeming address of 1092 N. El Centro:


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Does anyone know anything about this particularly undistinguished, but nevertheless interesting, building?

And it has a corner door. I like corner doors.

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Appears to have been built in 1915 as the Colegrove Pharmacy.... here are a couple of items about it--


LAT, Oct 20, 1919:




LAH, Sept 21, 1920:


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In yesterday's Julius Shulman post, I mentioned the Dunhill shop at 136 S Rodeo Drive. I know we've seen it before (see here and here), but this set has two new images. It's "Job 1182: Douglas Honnold, Alfred Dunhill Shop (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1951".



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Interesting name for a tobacco...




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I spotted the Baby's Bottom container, but didn't have time to follow-up on it. Thanks for solving the mystery, GW.

You also beat me with your reply about 6176 Santa Monica Boulevard. Here are some of the businesses I found listed at that address in the City Directories:

1913 Colegrove Pharmacy
1914-1929 George C Pearson, druggist
1936-1938 Joseph Kamel, grocers
1939-1956 Katz Market
1960-1962 Abe's Market
1963-1973 F & D Liquor
1987 Club Video Exchange Of America

I'll have to see if any of these appear in old photos.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:21 PM
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Thanks, GW and Hoss (haven't had a chance to research on my own--still unpacking)!

The name "Baby's Bottom" for tobacco likely draws on an expression "Smooth as a baby's bottom," which very hasty research seems to show came into use by 1932.

Nevertheless, I would not like to smoke a baby's bottom, neither figuratively nor literally. I do have standards.
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